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The Dunes, returning from the original Monster Hunter , are home to many monsters clad in hard armor and accustomed to the acrid, dry conditions, and the towering mountains of sand that make this area famous. The Dunes, like any desert, vary widely in temperature depending on the time of day, and this will affect the drinks you bring to keep your own temperature stable. During the day, the Dunes is forbiddingly hot, so bring Cool Drinks. When the sun sets, the Dunes become dangerously frigid, so bring Hot Drinks to prevent hypothermia from draining you of stamina!

Gathering Areas of Interest

Plants: Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11

Mushrooms: Areas 5, 6

Berries and Seeds: Areas 2, 3

Bones: Areas 2, 5

Ores: Area 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Insects: Areas 3, 6, 9, 11

Dung: Area 3

Other Areas of Interest

The Base Camp itself is unique in that it branches into two different directions, depending on which half of the Dunes you need to travel to. Pick carefully, because if you end up in the wrong half, the only way to cross to the other half is through Area 10, and that’s a long walk.

A lot of monsters will go and rest in Area 5. If you’re unsure of where a monster went but you know it’s on its last leg, check that area.

Area 9 is where you can fish.

Area 11 is the Felyne Village. Recruit Palicos here!


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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun, Vincent Lau

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En route to Val Habar, what begins as a bumpy ride in the great desert quickly descends into the fight of your rookie hunter’s life, as a dangerous Elder Dragon appears out of nowhere, threatening to level your ride and the town ahead.

After somehow surviving the attack, your efforts impress the Caravaneer and you’re quickly enlisted into the Caravan. Your mission? To discover the secret of a mysterious “Article”, which will almost surely involve hunting bigger and deadlier monsters in a magical, colorful world that is the world of Monster Hunter.

Overwhelmed? Not so sure what to do? This guide will give you the reference point you need to not only complete the solo campaign with flying colors, but look awesome while doing so!

  • Information regarding Key Quests for both Caravan and Gathering Hall quests.
  • Tips for becoming the best hunter possible–from preparations to Palicos.
  • Breakdown of the 14 unique weapon types and how to wield them to their full potential.
  • Detailed maps and insights for all of the major hunting grounds.
  • Inside scoop on every monster you will face in battle (select postgame monsters pending).

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